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Ann Mullen (#47912957)
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RE: Roxina Pelton Irwin
My great-grandfather does refer to her as full blooded Iroquois, but he never recorded the names of her parents, so I was unaware of Ruth Clark Pelton. So this does raise some questions, since I'm not sure where or if Iroquois blood comes into it. I also don't know where Roxina's husband Abraham Gillet is buried. However, one of the scrapbooks does have a transcript of the Last Will of Abraham Gillet (b. 1793):
"In the name of God Amen.
I Abraham Gillet of the Town of Pulteney in the County of Steuben and State of New York. Being weak in bodey, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, and blessed be almighty God for the same, do make and publisch this my last will and testiment, in manner and form follow, (that is to say) first, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rocksina Gillet, one third part of all the estate both real and personal that I now possess except all lawful claims that shall come against said primosis after my deceas- and do also give and bequeath to my three daughter (vis) Laura Gillet, Clarisa Gillet and Esther Gillet the sum of fifty dollars to each of them which sums they are to receive at the time the youngest would be of age. I give to my son William Gillet one hundred dollars worth of horseflesh when he is of age and lastly, as to all the rest, residue and remainder of my real and personal estate goods and chattels of what kind and nature soever, I give and bequeathe the same to my two sons (vis) William Gillet and Willard Gillet. Equally to be divided between them, - I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Rocksina Gillet sole Exceutrix, of this my last will and testiment --- hereby revoking all former wills made by me.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Eighteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four.
(Signed) Abraham Gillet

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Abraham Gillet, to be his last will and testiment, in presents of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as wittnesses, in the presents of the testator.

Ezra Pelton
Benjam R. Sarch
Denison Mason"

If you would like me to add Roxina's parents to her memorial, can you give me their FindAGrave memorial #'s or full names, and I'll attach them?

Added by Scarlett on May 28, 2014 4:32 PM
RE: Roxina Pelton Irwin
Hi Ann,
The information that she was an Iroquois Indian was passed down in my family from my great-grandfather (William Abraham Gillett 1896-1980). He recorded it in his family history scrapbooks, along with her birth and death dates and locations. He also has a few photographs of her, which, unfortunately, I haven't been able to scan in to add to Roxina's page. I have tried to confirm the Iroquois Indian information, but have not been able to get any additional facts to confirm or deny it.
Wish I had more concrete information!
Added by Scarlett on May 27, 2014 3:35 PM

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